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Kerala had a head start in the Electric Vehicle market of India. In 2019, the government of Kerala approved the Transport (B) Department Order. It includes promotion, manufacturing, accessibility and growth of the Electric Vehicle (EVs) within the state.
Introduced, to make the environment a better place to live and mobility easy for all. Kerala attracts various tourists every year, the government wants to offer its people and the government much more than backwaters, beautiful scenery and great food.
The government is taking various measures and step ahead in terms of upgrading its highways and infrastructures. Kerala already had a various number of busses, 4W, 3W, 2W registered (2016) in the state and wanted to promote it even more.
With a vision to make mobility easy, environment clean and sustainable. it will provide a suitable ecosystem for users and manufacturers.
Its target is as follows:
This order will be backed up by various forces such as:
Se-MobSLTF, E-Mobility State Level Task Force! The government initiated development and growth in this state. It is focusing on all aspects to encourage people to make and buy EVs. From a manufacturer's point of view to a client's adoption view. Re-making and promoting smooth implication of EV roadmap.
Step-by-step and vehicle by vehicle it is focusing on all the EVs. Three-wheelers and bus transports would be a priority in terms of promotions.
A strategic initiative it is:
The government will strengthen the charging infrastructure by the NTPC and EESL i.e. Energy Efficient Services Ltd. It will generate load balancing formats, in creating huge charging networks (battery) and will provide financial incentives for setting up charging stations and swapping stations.
Government is providing various incentives for manufacturers and supporting “vocal for local”. Key focus on improving internal manufacturing ecosystem, thereby shifting from the import-dependent ecosystem to a consumption-driven economy. The manufacturers will enjoy various financial and regulatory benefits. Government is working to make an e-Auto manufacturing facility under Kerala Automobiles Ltd. (KAL), power distributors and energy system and storage providers.
KSEB will ensure to meet the energy requirement for the project in the State (demand). The EVSE i.e. ELectric Vehicle Supply Equipment management systems will ensure people are connected with the nearest charging stations. The current focus is on the EVs and providing good infrastructure for mobility.
This order also includes people, the most crucial of all. The government of Kerala is looking forward to educating their people (students, young-adults, labourers and executives)
The government initiatives to establish centres of innovation and excellence of EVs and Autonomous vehicles (including software development, battery, drivetrain technology and charging technologies.)
Advance academic knowledge to be delivered in technical and engineering schools and colleges. Government is focusing on skill development of people for delivering hands-on learning for young graduates. The state planned to connect and increase the mobility of people via charging stations and good road infrastructure.
Facts and figures state that the people of Kerala have taken this initiative very seriously. They are improving their air quality index and the maximum number of EVs sold in Kerala.
After all of this, what needs to improve is the charging stations infrastructure in the state. People in Kerala have bought the EVs suitable for them yet require more assistance, from the government to install more charging stations.